As the election approaches, disabled and older Londoners will be considering how they will vote on May 7th 2015.
Transport for All organised hustings events in Brent, Newham and in Redbridge, with the support of Transport Action Groups. These events were attended by many participants who had the opportunity to question candidates face-to-face about our seven election demands and ask what they will do to support older and disabled people’s access to transport.
“We are making public transport more accessible. We have released a new guide for public transport providers to help them make it easier for disabled people to use public transport, and are investing in infrastructure to make it more accessible, boosting the Access to All programme so that more train stations are accessible to people with disabilities, with £100 million allocated to make improvements at 42 stations.” The Conservatives party didn’t answer to our seven election demands for accessible transport.Read the Conservatives party’s manifesto
“We know the difference accessible transport can make to disabled people’s opportunities, and the extra costs they face when it is not available. We will require firms bidding for rail franchises to set out how they will ensure access for disabled people, expect all bus drivers to be trained in disability awareness, and work with the aviation industry to improve services for disabled travellers. We will work to improve the provision of audio-visual information on buses, and we are committed to the provisions of the Equality Act in relation to PHVs.”The Labour party gave an answer to our seven election demands for accessible transport. Click here to read their answers.Read the Labour party’s manifesto
“Liberal Democrats want to make stations, trains and buses more accessible. We want to bring into effect the provisions of the 2010 Equality Act on discrimination by private hire vehicles and taxis. We will legislate to give wheelchair users priority over buggies on public transport, and ensure that the legislative framework for Blue Badges are applied consistently.” The Liberal Democrats party didn’t answer to our seven election demands for accessible transport.Read the Liberal Democrats party’s manifesto